Course syllabus RRSPG - Social-politcal geography (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Social-politcal geography
Course title in English:
Social-politcal geography
SS 2013/2014
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor: Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Applied Statistics and Demography (FRDIS)
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers: Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The main target of subject Social-political geography in English is to give basic knowledge in the fields of historical geography, spatial science, time geography, cultural geography, behavioural geography, social geography and political geography. Students will be able to use basic scientific methods for creating new analysis, synthesis and knowledge.
Course content:
Cultural geographies and spatial science (allowance 14/7)
a.History of geography, historical geography
Spatial science, time geography
c.Cultural turn -- perception, imagination, mental maps, humanistic and behavioural geography
Ethnicity, religions
Writings and languages
Social geography (gender, queer), networking

2.Selected issues of political geography (allowance 14/7)
Borders, nationality, geopolitics
Conflicts, separatism
International organization and cooperation
Uneven development, diffusion of innovations
Current problems of the world
Development versus development, glocalisation -- LETS

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
28 h
14 h
preparation for exam
56 h
preparation for regular assessment42 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
A credit obtained on continuous preparation at seminars (readings and team discussions). Students have to obtain 50,1 % and more points of written test; 50,1 % and more points of written examination and oral examination.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum: základní teorie, metody a aplikace. 2nd ed. Praha: Portál, 2008. 407 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-485-4.
HARRINGTON, A. et al. Moderní sociální teorie: základní témata a myšlenkové proudy. 1st ed. Portál, 2006. 495 p. ISBN 80-7367-093-3.
Rural geography : processes, responses and experiences in rural restructuring. 1st ed. London: SAGE, 2007. 330 p. ISBN 978-0-7619-4760-8.
DANĚK, P. -- NAVRÁTILOVÁ, A. -- HILDEBRANDOVÁ, M. -- STOJANOV, R. Approaching The Other: Four Projects of Western Domination. 1st ed. Olomouc: Palacký University, 2008. 174 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2046-2.
RUBENSTEIN, J M. The cultural landscape: an introduction to human geography. 10th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 510 p. ISBN 978-0-321-67735-8.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 02/03/2014.

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